8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app.

Houston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Thu), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route builder website.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."